Welcome to my Fall Farmhouse Home Tour Part 2!
I mentioned in part 1 of this tour that I can’t decorate for Fall until the almond harvest was over and that I’d share the reason in part 2. Well, here’s the reason:
This is a part of our backyard during the almond harvest. We are surround on all sides by almond orchards. In order to harvest in the Fall, almond growers must first shake the trees with a tree shaking machine. Once that’s done, another machine blows the almonds into rows in between the tree rows. Then yet another machine literally vacuums up the rows of almonds and shoots them into a big bin of a following truck. As you can see from the picture above, this process produces lots of dust.
This is of our driveway in front of our garage after harvest.
So obviously, decorating the front porch before the harvest is over in our area wouldn’t be the greatest idea unless I want my Fall decorations to be covered in an inch of dust. We don’t like the dust (who would?) but both my husband and I are from farming families and we understand that the dust is just part of the deal. I’m just glad they only harvest once a year! 🙂
Now that we got all that out of the way, let’s get to the tour! 🙂
This is the front entry to our house. I didn’t go overboard on decorating this year because I
really wasn’t into it wanted a simple, clean look.
I spruced up my Wine Barrel and Bottle Wreath with a burlap bow and some faux silk flowers and leaves to make a Fall wreath.
On either side of our front door I have vintage grape boxes filled with ornamental corn, gourds, mums, and various vintage odds and ends. I didn’t have as many pumpkins and gourds as I usually do because I
forgot to plant a bunch of my seeds had a poor crop this year.
I love old lanterns and pulleys and have collected quite a few of them over the years. I always love to incorporate them in my decorating when I can so
I don’t feel so much like a hoarder my guests can enjoy them too!
I hope you enjoyed part 2 of my Fall home tour! Don’t forget to check out part 1 of the tour!